Steeltrend s.r.o.
Čs. armády 1061
CZ-26751 Zdice

Tel.: +420 311 57 71 51


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STEELTREND is the manufacturer or official distributor of these brands:

Smoky Fun Monolith KESO / Assa Abloy Gehrer AG Steeltrend Aluminium Window-Shutters Steeltrend Training Doors XForce

(Print) About us

In 1997 both Philippe Corti and Pierre Mannhart have united their ideas together with client’s demands and needs and started the production of the big Barbecue Smokers. Along with the clients wishes they named them SMOKY FUN!

On the beginning there was a big hobby but soon after the clients from around Europe have showed their interest in those new and interesting products and the project was launched.

A company Cortitherm s.r.o. was founded in 1998 in the Czech Republic and in the very same year the “Team Grill Ueli” has won the European Championship in Grilling in Raalte, Holland with the Smoky Fun products.

During years more and more different products and innovations were developed. Cortitherm has developed lots and lots of own products and many were custom made for our clients.

The main company focus was on Barbecue Smokers production and also on custom made steel constructions from different local and foreign companies.

For growth reasons the company Cortitherm and the company of Mr. Mannhart had merged in year 2000 and a new company called Corti International Trade s.r.o. (CIT) was founded. Together with the company merge CIT has taken over the sales representation of locking systems and security products from Swiss company KESO AG and furthermore products of another prestigious Swiss company Gehrer AG that is producing security systems for cash in transit.

During summer 2000 the production is moving from Chrustenice to a nearby Vraz u Berouna where it settles to a much bigger and more modern production resort.
Philippe Corti is taking over the leadership in the management of the whole CORTI Group and must withdraw himself from the daily company operations.

The product range is extending by steel garden fireplaces and also meanwhile the production palette of our own grill accessories and garden fireplace accessories grew.

The main distribution markets are Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland and Scandinavia. The company’s business partners are in Japan, Canada, USA and Arab states.

During 2003 CIT has taken over and afterwards very successfully built sales and representation of products of Czech company Norman on the Swiss market. Company Norman has become very important partner with whom we have invented and introduced new product series on the market.

An agreement with South African company Cobb International was sealed same year in autumn. Cobb International is also young company with original ideas and imaginative products. CIT is getting sales representative of Cobb products for several European countries.

Pierre Mannhart possesses the company share from Philippe Corti, who is fully busy with managing the group in Switzerland and cannot find time for running the common company. As of January 1, 2005 Mr. Mannhart is becoming the only owner of company Steeltrend s.r.o., as he renamed it after his took over.

New products development is running during 2005 and 2006 in order to get closer to clients proposals.

The cooperation with company KESO AG is deepening and so Steeltrend is taking over the sales representatives for Slovakia, Hungary and Poland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Further development of current business cooperation on the Austrian market is another aim for 2006. Steeltrend is looking for a strategic partner for close cooperation on this market.

Besides own product range the metal production remains an important pillar of the company business. Many settlements and small towns in the Czech Republic and also in Germany belong to repeated customers of Steeltrend. Naturally we also do custom projects and contracts for private persons. Processing and working of steel, stainless steel and aluminum material is our daily routine.

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We will be pleased to count you among our satisfied customers.